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KQV Global Press Conference
A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan

January 31, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Qais Akbar Omar, Author of A Fort of Nine Towers and Goodwill Envoy for the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. He will discuss "A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

February 1, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University. He will discuss "Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Special Seminar and Video Conference
The Life of a Diplomat

February 2, 2015

During this special seminar, Ambassador Hill will highlight his newest book, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, and reflect on the opportunities, challenges, success, and failures he faced during his career. Following Ambassador Hill’s remarks, students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated discussion.  

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Special Screening and Panel Discussion  Girl Rising
Breaking Barriers:
Educate a Girl and Change the World

Special Screening of Girl Rising and Panel Discussion

March 12, 2013

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bricolage,  937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Join Bricolage, the World Affairs Council, and the YWCA for an evening of film and discussion about the challenges girls around the world face as they strive to be educated.

Opening in theaters on March 7, the release of “Girl Rising” is timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. Be among the first to see excerpts from this gripping documentary which tells the unforgettable stories of nine girls from different countries around the world who face a variety of challenges – from arranged marriages to child slavery. Yet, despite these obstacles, these girls are able to get an education and change their lives. “Girl Rising” is an inspirational film from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group.

Following the screening of selected scenes from the film, there will be a panel discussion with education experts from around the world who will drill down on the variety of challenges girls face in getting an education. The panel will include experts from India and Turkey as well as others involved with education initiatives at home and abroad.

Registration
There is no charge for this event. Refreshments are included.

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Questions?
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

This event is presented as part of Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series, which breaks down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events by bringing the world at large to the local stage.

With special thanks to the Eden Hall Foundation

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